Simon Marks

M, #3063, b. 25 December 1794
4th great-granduncle of Joseph Wayne Peery
     Simon Marks was baptized on 25 December 1794 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.1 He was the son of Baltazar Marks and Catherine Miller. He married Marie Jeanne Stelly, daughter of Jean Baptiste Stelly and Magdalene Ritter, on 1 February 1814 at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.2

Children of Simon Marks and Marie Jeanne Stelly


  1. [S2] SWLR - St. Landry Catholic Church, v. 1-A, p. 180
    'MARKS, Francois (Balthasar MARQUEZ & Catherine MILHER) b. 25 Mar 1796,bt. Thursday 15 Jun 1797 Pats: Balthazar MARQUES & Marie ECLAIRE; Mats:Jacob MILHER & Marie THEISEN.'
  2. [S2] SWLR - St. Landry Catholic Church, MARKS, Simon - of this parish (minor son of dec. Baltasar - native of the Mississippi & dec. Catherine MILLER - native of America) m. 1 Feb. 1814 Marie Jeane STELLY - native of this parish (minor daughter of dec. Jean Baptiste CHETELY - native of the Mississippi & Magdelaine RAYTER [RITTER] - native of America and inhabitant of this parish) Wits: Magdelaine RITTER widow CHETETI [STELLY] & mother of the bride, Jean Baptiste CHETELY, Michel CHETELI - brothers of the bride and all of major age, Benjamin SMITH, Nicolas PRATHER, David GRAY, Elias STEEN - all of this parish & Henry Alexandre Peter COMTESSE, William Henry HERGEROEDER. Marginal note by Fr. BARRIERE: All the STELI or ESTELI or other similar names are all the same family in this parish. I've written it CHETELY since these families, being German, pronounce their own name as CHETELY and not ESTELY. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.248).